UN to Hold 2 More Climate Meetings Ahead of Mexico Talks

The United Nations is set to hold two more sessions on climate change ahead of the November summit in Mexico as participants aimed for a stronger agreement on carbon emissions and climate-related funding in this year’s round of talks.

Participants in current advance talks in Bonn, Germany, agreed to hold two other week-long sessions as world leaders hoped to rebound from the global disappointment over weak agreements that concluded the 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen.

The U.N. has yet to set dates, but the additional sessions are expected to be held between the June 11 meeting of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the start of the Cancun talks on Nov. 29.

Yvo de Boer, UNFCC executive secretary, however, warned that early meetings are “not a recipe for success.”

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